School Details

Walnut Hill Elementary School

300 S Boulevard, Petersburg, VA 23805
(804) 862-7005
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 661 students 20 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

61%
56%
72%
40%
44%
65%
81%
75%
84%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Petersburg City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
37%
70%
55%
47%
75%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Petersburg City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
50%
73%
55%
52%
71%
41%
41%
69%
60%
57%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading, math, and history/social science in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 5 and 8, and in science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Petersburg City Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Walnut Hill Elementary School is a public elementary school in Petersburg. The principal of Walnut Hill Elementary School is Zelda Lynch. 661 children attend Walnut Hill Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 69% of the 661 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Walnut Hill Elementary School is 20:1. Rock Church Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 94% 94%
Hispanic 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.04%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    My son has been going to this school for 2 years now. I am a very active parent and believes that no one cares more for his education than I do. The teachers I have come into contact with is great. I am not sure if its because I am an involved parent. My issue is the school is so unorganized. I have to constantly ask for things more than once I sometimes have to take time out of my busy schedule to go up there and talk with someone. Sometimes when I do go in I would get attitude from the front office. If this school could be more organize and not play the blame game then I would keep my son in another year.

  • (1 year ago)

    Out of all the schools in Petersburg this is one of the best ones...but trust me this place is a nightmare. Move elsewhere...

  • (4 years ago)

    I as a parent would give this school a 10/10 rating. Love the dedication of the staff. My child appears to be happy and he is consistently on the honor roll which makes me happy.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two kids at this school doing really great when i first moved to petersburg all people said was walnut hill elementary was no good was not an accredited sch. i said charity begins at home we parents tend to leave everything to our kids teacher we have to train our kids too the principal and staffs of the school worked really hard to take the school to where it is now and they still not relenting on doing what is best for the students and the school great teachers friendly staffs wonderfull principal i will regret taking my kids away from this school when i move back to chicago.i give kudos to the staffs.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended this school for 2 months and it was horrible! If you hold high standards for your child's education this is not the school for you! The school fails to meet accreditation and if they do they meet with a warning. This school is sliding by when it comes to the standardized testing. How this school is still open and how it can be referred to as a school is far beyond me!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am very pleased with the academic progress that my son has made while attending Walnut Hill Elementary School. As long as we are in the area we will continue to attend this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school and great teachers. Need improvement on reading programs. They need to start the reading advance program at first grade. But overall great responsible and lovely people work in the school from the office to the teachers. They demostrate a lot of care for the future of the children. /

  • (7 years ago)

    My son just started attending Walnut Hill due to us relocating from Emporia VA. From the first day at the school I have felt very welcomed by the staff and am very impressed with their willingness to help in any way possible to acclimate my family to this new environment. I look forward to being involved with the PTO and also look forward to a wonderful learning experience for my son here within the walls of Walnut Hill Elementary.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school goes out of its way to help the students achieve. The PTA is very active in fundraising. My fourth grader was able to make two 600's 598 and 522 on her third grade sols thanks a lot to the third grade team!

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